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Web Designer (SOC CODE: 15-1134.00)

Job Description Overview

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

Related Careers

  • Web Developers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers
  • Fashion Designers
  • Web Administrators
  • Video Game Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Interior Designers
  • Set and Exhibit Designers

Sample Job Duties

  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Perform or direct Web site updates.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Web Design: Certificate

      Arts Division
      Certificate L0618

      This program is designed to provide students with a combination of design and technical skills necessary for entry-level employment as a Web page designer.

      Required Courses

      ANIM 172Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects3
      ARTC 100Graphic Design I3
      ARTC 120Graphic Design II3
      ARTC 160Typography3
      ARTC 200Web Design3
      ARTC 220Graphic Design IV3
      ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
      Total Units21
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